Saturday in Acapulco proved to be a very exciting but exhausting day. The day started just hanging out in the coffee shop. Me with water and Debbie and Jim with coffee. We just sat and enjoyed the sounds of nature and talked about what we would do.
From there, we walked along the beach and met a guy named Leo who was determined to have us visit his jewelry stand. "Real silver" and "good deals" he promised us. We didn't have any money on us at the time so we assured Leo we would be back before we left. It was amazing how warm the water was.
After that, we went back to our rooms and rested before walking to Wal-Mart for some essentials (water, snacks, sunscreen). The water in the resort is purified and filtered and is not bad; just tastes flat.
Before walking to Wal-Mart, we went to sign up for one of the tours. We opted to see the cliff divers. After signing up, we walked to Wal-Mart (about a 20-min) walk and, while it was not bad, we did have to stop a few times in some shady spots. Remember it's very very humid. The taxi drivers were determined to give us a ride but, hey, it's Mexico, we wanted adventure. Apparently, though, it's unheard of to walk 20mins to Wal-Mart. We actually spent quite a while walking around the Wal-Mart/mall.
The cliff diving show was incredible. We had dinner, dessert and two drinks and got to see two and a half shows. One started at 7:30 (we caught the end of that), we saw the 8:30 and 9:30 shows as well. There are about 40 divers (unionized) who dive from the ages of 16-38. They apparently start training around the age of 5. Several divers dive from about 60feet and then the final diver dives from about 100ft. One of the divers actually had a bandage on one shoulder. Not uncommon to get hurt but the tour driver assured us no one had ever been killed. One other plus of doing the tour: We actually got to drive into the heart of city. So amazing and I was taking pictures up a storm.
Back at the hotel we were all ready to drop. We slept well and woke up around 7 this morning. Now I'm here updating my peeps and watching Toy Story in Spanish.
Hope you are all well.